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Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
. but in the end it probably wouldn't have mattered. according to one defense official, the algerians were in total control. brian. >> jim miklashevski at the pentagon. where we'll keep an eye on it. >>> another big story today, big progress to report tonight in this country's war on cancer, specifically a dramatic drop in cancer death rates over the last 20 years. but the news from the american cancer society is not all good. it comes with a big warning about the next big risk. here with that our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: the report out today illustrates huge strides in the fight against cancer which kills one in four americans. the death rate down more than 20% in the last two decades is attributed to improved survival from the biggest killers, lung and colon cancer, for both men and women. breast cancer in women and prostate cancer. >> the public should be ecstatic we are seeing these kind of reductions. but they need to realize the battle hasn't been won. >> reporter: experts emphasize the kind of death rate is not due to the expensive new drugs we hear about. ins
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
secretary of defense lawn. visitor's soaked up today's 60 degrees. >> it's beautiful out. we are enjoying it. >> reporter: well, that 60 degrees was fleeting, lester. it is more appropriately january-like right now. but when i talked to organizers today, they are worried about the same kinds of things anyone would be concerned about if you're throwing a big party, will everything be in the right place at the right time? will everyone enjoy themselves? lester? >> a lot of folks holding their breath tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> beyond the pomp and circumstance, another priority tomorrow is keeping all of those hundreds of thousands of people converging on this city safe. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams, looks at a city on high alert. >> reporter: in the airspace above washington, helicopters and jets will enforce a virtual no-fly zone for 30 miles in all directions from the u.s. capitol. six miles of the potomac and anacostia rivers will be shut down, with 150 blocks of downtown washington closed to traffic, partly out of concern for car or truck bombs. >> we have to be prepared for
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
. defense secretary leon panetta said today the perpetrators will be hunted down. >> just as we cannot accept terrorism attacks against our cities, we cannot accept attacks against our citizens and our interests abroad. >> reporter: these weapons were left behind by the militants, according to algerian sources. their occupation of the gas plant deep in the sahara desert has cost many lives. this video broadcast on algerian television is said to have been shot on a cell phone by a hostage freed by the algerian army, walking to safety, past the bodies of those he once worked beside. nbc news has not been able to verify its authenticity. some hostages have talked of extreme brutality. >> translator: i told them that i was an algerian muslim and they said okay, okay, don't be scared. we haven't come for you. we have come to exterminate the crusaders. >> reporter: abdul rahman al najiri was their leader in some reports. it's thought there's 40 al qaeda links to the maghreb. the plant was a joint venture between algeria's state-owned company and bp. stach says five of the workers are missing
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
of the case. he's talking about lifting up the middle class. a robust defense of a progressive vision of what government ought to do, defending medicare and social security. he'll make modifications, but in this era of budget cutting, he doesn't want to go too far, that's the case he made. and i wrote it down. he wants to tackle gun violence, advance gay rights, marriage equality, tackle climate change and immigration. and this was just the inaugural address. we understand there's more to come, of course, in the state of the union. all of this against a difficult backdrop where there is going to be trench warfare over the budget. this is a confident president who wants to get about building i think a durable democratic majority in the country. >> chuck todd, that second part of what david just said is where you come in. and the question is, how does anything get done? i talked to so many people today who said some -- to some effect, if they can get along at lunch, if the friendliness we saw today on that platform and at that meal happened today, can't these two sides get along and get somethi
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
versus nc state. playing great defense is their calling card since conference play started. mark turgin and the terps hoping to pick up a big road win on the hill. reggie bullet will spot up from three and sink it. bullet had 24 points, 21 of those came in the first half. first half winding down. dexter strikland with the steal. he goes the other way with the finish. 21 turnovers in this game. the terps trailed by 22 at halftime. second half, terps down by 13. welsh trying to bring the team back. misses the shot. he gets the rebound. he led maryland with 21 points. unc was just too much. james michael mcdue with the score there. he had 19 points and 11 rebounds. maryland, they fall in this game 62-52. >>> to blacksburg where a little snow isn't going keep the hokie fans from cheering on their team. hosting wake forest. we pick it up late in the game. two minutes to go. petty, he changes that with a three pointer. he had 18 points. we're tied at 62. time winding down. tech up by two. wake with the ball. travis mckie, he's going to nail the three point. the deacons lead it by one point. l
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)